Open House

March 16–31, 2018

Valley Center Stage

Open House by Tom Donahoe

Sisters, Leonie and Louise, grudgingly and yet graciously invite you as guests to their open house selling their beloved childhood home to pay off past due taxes. The elderly and very familiar sisters, the oldest a sweet widow, the youngest a curmudgeonly spinster, have spent the last 20 years living together, quizzing each other about movies and movie stars and faithfully watching The Young and the Restless.  This cleverly written script, will have you laughing as they face challenges that occur because neither of them want to deal with the drudgery of day to day life, like opening the mail, or confronting a dead beat son/nephew. A cast of unique characters fill out the play with fun twists and turns. The ending will surely surprise you!

Directed by Gary Schwartz, founder and former Artistic Director of Valley Center Stage.  Gary’s most recent directing credits at Valley Center Stage include A Christmas Carol, Same Time Next Year and First You Jump. He has also acted and produced his own one-man show, Off the Cuff: An Evening of Improv and Stories About My Life.

Tickets prices:

  • General: $17.50
  • Senior/Student: $14.00 (senior tickets are available to people ages 65 and older)
  • Pay-What-You-Will: Thursday performances only; $10.00 suggested minimum where every dollar helps us continue to provide quality productions